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Rihanna: 'If I Ever Go To West Africa, It Would Probably Be For A Free Concert'

In a rare interview with MIranda July for The New York Times' T Magazine, Rihanna reveals that she'd like to play a show in West Africa.


Rihanna via Facebook.

Rihanna recently sat down with author and filmmaker Miranda July for one of her first interviews in years, which was published earlier this week in The New York Times' T Magazine. In A Very Revealing Conversation With Rihanna, the pop star opens up about what she searches on the internet ("Oh, random things. Like I will be sitting around Googling childbirth"), her reservations about being "sent" alone to New York to record a demo as a teenager, and what she looks for in a man ("guys who are cultured... speak other languages or know things about other parts of the world or history").

Most interestingly, the article mentions that Miranda July asked a question suggested by her Nigerien cab driver en route to the interview: when is Rihanna going to West Africa? 

The Barbadian star responded, "You know what? If I ever go to West Africa, it would probably be for a free concert. I would want to do something for the people there. Maybe we can make a whole event, the way Bob Marley would have done it. Just for the people. And if they climb over the gate, let them climb over the gate." We'll be keeping tabs on that one.

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The 10 Most-Streamed South African Artists and Songs by Local Gen Z Audiences on Spotify

Mr JazziQ is the most-streamed South African artist on Spotify by local youth between the ages of 13 and 17.

To celebrate the country's Youth Month, Spotify South Africa recently shared statistics that show young people's favourite artists, songs and genres.

According to the stats, amapiano producer Mr JazziQ is the most-streamed South African artist on the platform by Gen Z users. He's followed by another amapiano sensation Busta 929, who is followed by rappers A-Reece and Nasty C respectively.

Reece and Nasty are the only hip-hop artists who appear on the list which is dominated by amapiano artists, while Elaine is the only R&B artist.

Mr JazziQ is a former member of the duo JazziDisciples, alongside fellow producer Josiah De Disciple. JazziQ has been releasing music consistently and scoring hits since the two parted ways. His recent release is the project Party With The English. Busta 929, who follows Mr JazziQ on the list, is a frequent collaborator of the producer.

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